If you plant a cherry tree the birds will come. The robins love my cherry tree. One year a group of cedar waxwings came and perched on a branch passing cherries to each other. And little birds that I haven’t identified come. I don’t mind sharing some of the cherries—but not all. So I have… Continue reading If you plant a cherry tree, you might want to know . . .
Month: June 2018
The Great Lakes are the Ocean of the Midwest
We spent one family vacation on the Delaware beach. It was restful to walk the beach listening to the rhythmic sound of the waves crashing on the beach. The ocean is God’s grand creation. More often we spend time near the Great Lakes of Michigan. Lake Superior in Upper Michigan has a rugged beauty.… Continue reading The Great Lakes are the Ocean of the Midwest
Childbirth practices had changed since I began my career as a labor and delivery nurse. The use of pitocin to hasten birth had become common. The rate of cesarean section had risen from 15% to 30%. I saw a full term infant die after inappropriate use of pitocin. I didn’t like my role as nurse,… Continue reading Joy Restored
Flying to Finland to visit my Grandmother’s birthplace
In July of last year my husband and I flew to Finland to visit my grandmother’s birthplace and to attend a family reunion. We had a nonstop flight on Finnair from Chicago to Helsinki Finland. Relatives met us at the airport. My grandmother’s travel to the United States was much more arduous. She traveled by… Continue reading Flying to Finland to visit my Grandmother’s birthplace
The blooms in my garden remind me . . .
The tulips have faded and the lilacs have come and gone. Now the irises are blooming. The peonies delight me with their layers of petals. Spring has come again. The rhythm of seasons and immense variety of plants and flowers point to our Creator and his promises. While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold… Continue reading The blooms in my garden remind me . . .